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 Black Republicans.Black Rood of Sootland. 
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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Black Rod,
 
i.e. “Gentleman Usher of the Black Rod,” so called from his staff of office—a black wand surmounted by a lion.   1
 


 Black Republicans.Black Rood of Sootland. 

 
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